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economy is a high priority, so is proving his democratic credentials to his western partners. he said he would push forward with democratization. >> egypt will be a state that tolerates different and opposing opinions with peaceful transfers of power and a democratic state with everything that entails. >> merkel said she was concerned about the political violence in egypt and said dialogue was key. >> political forces can make a contribution. human rights have to be respected in egypt, and that applies most importantly to the protection of religious freedom. >> two more people died in cairo on wednesday in clashes between police and demonstrators. the death toll has now reached 50 in a week of protests. two years after a revolution swept morsi's predecessor from power. berlin has criticized his recent attempts to consolidate power is, and his opponents in the german capital were warning of a new dictatorship and egypt. >> our correspondent has been following the president's visit for us. does morsi get any of the investment and all of that that he has been looking for? >> i think you are
. >>> japan's finance minister taro aso pushed his government's big fix for japan's economy at the diet on monday. he told lawmakers the details of the draft supplementary budget worth over $100 billion. the speech marks the start of debate with the opposition bloc over the government's key policy. prime minister shinzo abe has pledged to tackle japan's stubborn deflation and finally trigger economic revival. nhk world reports. >> translator: we must pull the country out of prolonged deflation. we also need to boost employment and income and regain a strong economy. these are the most important challenges facing this cabinet. >> reporter: the abe government is aiming to pass the extra budget this month. they have bundled the extra spending together with a record draft budget for the new fiscal year starting in april. they hope that combined spending of over $1 trillion will jolt the economy back to life. that approach is based on three pillars, bold monetary easing, flexible fiscal policy and a sustainable growth strategy. the diet sessions will deal with the fiscal policy pillar, a hug
largest economy but growth is slowing. now the country is taking further steps to stimulate its flagging economy. good evening. they're lowering the interest rate to 7.75%. they made the decision at a policy meeting on tuesday and already implemented the measure. the bank kept the figure unchanged since april last year with the aim of holding inflation in check. the decrease nine months ago was the first one in three years. due to these efforts, inflation has been hovering about 7% since last october. economic growth on the other hand has slowed. the country's gdp growth remained at the 5% level for the first three quarters of last year. this has prompted businesses to urge the central bank to slash interest rates. the bank announced on tuesday that it will provide an appropriate interest rate environment to support growth as inflation risks lessen. >>> members of the japanese cabinet approved the biggest budget on record for 2013. it totals over $1 trillion. the draft budget reflects shinzo abe's determination to stimulate japanese government by boosting government expenditures. public
a big thumbs up. >> expectations for the economy have risen in four of the last five months. it looks like we've reached a turning point. it is safe to assume this trend will remain stable in the future. >> many german workers are expecting their pay to increase this year. that's one reason for the upbeat mood among consumers. that's why many are considering making this year won for the big-ticket purchases. >> well, that consumer confidence data combined with a report out of the united states showing a rebound in the real estate sector prompted investors in europe to buy on tuesday. our correspondent sent us this summary from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> the german consumer is more optimistic again. that is a measurement that was put out by an organization called gfk which measures the consumer mood in germany. before now, the mood had declined for some months. but now, the return to optimism can be good news for the economy. it can be good news for jobs and also for the markets. the people in germany apparently are considering that they are going to be earning more this year tha
in manufacturing industries, possibly to the detriment of europe. competitiveness and the economy being recognized here as important factors on the security front as well. >> protests in egypt have again turn violent. opponents of the islamist president have heard -- hurled molotov cocktails at the palace. protesters are demanding his overthrow after the demonstrations in several cities in recent days turn violent and dozens were killed. >> earlier in the day, there were scuffles in the center of tahrir square, the focal point of the revolution that overthrew president hosni mubarak two years ago. protests marking the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled mubarak have killed nearly 60 people since january 25, prompting the head of the army to warned this week that the state was on the verge of collapse. our correspondent is in cairo for us. we are hearing about water cannon shots being fired. how serious is the tension there at the moment? >> it basically escalated in the last hours. we have peaceful demonstrations at tahrri square and at the presidential palace, but demonstrators tried
as the whole economy can pick up again, at least a little. >> the tax measures by italy's technocrat government under the prime minister are another weapon in the country's never- ending fight against tax evasion. the so-called financial police is seeking to recover an estimated 150 billion euros, and it is coming down hard on the country's culture of tax evasion. >> we are conducting stringent checks on luxury vehicles. if the income tax returns filed by an owner indicates he could never afford such a vehicle, then we check up on the driver and his business and compare the data to see if it matches up. if it does not, we press charges. >> they show us video footage of controls at the swiss border. officers are seeking to prevent and declared in come from leaving italy. from headquarters in rome, authorities keep close watch on luxury yachts, monitoring vessels in the ports. they found numerous owners who have failed to pay taxes. >> the finance police check tax returns for offenses that need to be prosecuted. we take legal action against any instance of tax evasion and then cover falsified sta
economy. the administration is being criticized for delaying a reform of the pension system that favors retired civil servants and military personnel. three weeks ago about 90,000 people took part in a rally organized by the largest opposition democratic progressive party. the support for president ma has fallen to 13%. a vice premier is expected to analy analy analyst replace chin. analysts say the personnel change is an attempt for the administration to gain public support. >>> some analysts say the u.s. economy is beginning to show signs of a full recovery but in terms of the labor market, not just yet. officials from the u.s. labor department have released the latest jobs report. it edged up to 7.9%. it was 7.8% the previous month. the joplebless rate was above 8 for months. they added 157,000 jobs in the non-farm sector. employment in the retail sector rose by 33,000 while employment in the transportation and warehousing dropped by about 14,000 jobs. >>> major japanese electronics makers are marred deep in the red but they started showing signs of a turn around. panasonic reported
economy is continuing to contract. >> the german chancellor warmly welcome the spanish premier, a change of pace for the prime minister facing the problems at home. he traveled to berlin wristbands that the. ever deeper into-- he traveled to berlin with spain even deeper into the concession. >> i reiterated once again that we're full of respect for the reforms implemented in spain. >> he touted his government's financial policies pointed out that as a spending has been reduced and ailing financial institutions have been restructured. he predicts the reforms will reflected in unemployment numbers and he intends to finish the job. >> as i already said saturday, i am just as courageous, convinced, strong, and determined as i was when i took office to solve the worst spanish crisis in 30 years. >> both governments are desperate to bring the crisis under control. they want to excel britney eurozone and the eu's political and economic integration. >> our political correspondent is following this and we go live to our parliamentary studios. all parties concerned about corruption in spain likely
entire economy could stagnate if major exporters like hyundai lose their competitiveness due to a stronger won and labor disputes. president-elect park kuhn hay will face a difficult time steering the country. sue choi, nhk world, seoul. >>> u.s. defense leaders are expanding their role in the region. they are establishing a presence in niger. pog press secretary george little says al qaeda poses a threat across the region. he says they have not worked out details yet but u.s. media have reported that niger's leaders have given permission for a u.s. drone base in the country. >> this is a very important agreement and working with them to find out precisely what kind of military presence we might have in niger in the future. >> flying toer shares a border with am jeer ya. 37 foreign workers were killed there earlier this month. niger borders mali, where french and other forces are fighting islamist insurgents. the rebels took advantage of a military coup last year to take control of large parts of northern mali. >>> people in another conflict zone are seeing more evidence of t
and medical staff went out on strike on thursday. the economy has entered a sixth successive year of recession, and locals are angry at the difficulties they have to face. >> protesters say the choice, consisting of the imf, the eu, and the ecb, have impose policies on the country that are crippling and dangerous. protesters are demanding changes. >> dockworkers walked off the job in greece. so did bus drivers. overground trains were not running in athens, either. another strike in greece in protest to deeply unpopular austerity measures. weather it is public transport workers or doctors, people are fed up with falling standards of living and cuts to wages. more than a quarter of the greek work force is now unemployed. >> we oppose planned cutbacks, and we want them canceled. we want collective agreements signed any back pay we are owed. employment conditions must meet the needs of the workers. >> it is unlikely these demands will be met soon. the greek government's hands are tied. public coffers are empty. more protests loom. unions have called a general strike in three weeks time. >> a littl
a bigger foothold in the vast chinese market. as china looks for ways to strengthen its own economy, it sees the combined population of 600 million of asean as a potential solution. china's attempts to strengthen ties with southern neighbors are likely to continue. nhk world, malaysia. >>> that wraps up our bulletin. >>> city officials in tokyo and surrounding areas are rushing on to put on tire chains and preparing snow thawing agents. rachel ferguson with details on that. >>> we're likely to get another significant snowfall. third of the season in tokyo. 10 centimeters is forecast. as for some regions, you could see up to 20 centimeters and 30 on the mountains, upper elevations. chilly across much of the country. a real gust of cold air coming down with a winter system. temperatures rebounding, another system coming across from the korean peninsula. it will brew over the city of japan and head to hokkaido and northern honchu. more wintry weather here. 4 degrees in tokyo. a big drop there. chilly, likely to rebound on thursday. 1 degree in seoul and 3 degrees in beijing. conversely
economy. politicians do not dare metal with their businesses. we have the laws and environmental standards, but they are not enforced. >> economic growth has been the number one priority in china, but an increase in living standards has been increase in pollution. having a car has been an important status symbol for the rising chinese middle-class. beijing alone has 5.2 million cars. people here are sick of the smog. long lines form in front of beijing as the hospitals. there's been a jump in cases of respiratory ailments. children and the elderly are especially vulnerable. >> of course i'm worried. my daughter has a skin allergy. we have everything under control, but now the doctors are saying the air pollution is making it worse. more people are suffering. then a state media have started speaking out about the problem of increasing pollution. the government is looking for ways to manage the issue. >> people want more security and a cleaner environment. the stability of society is threatened if the government does not give people what they want. >> china's smog is not just an environmenta
's latest unemployment statistics and wondering what they say about their economy as a whole. revised numbers for 2012 are offering encouragement, but the data for january suggests more challenges lie ahead. u.s. labor department spokespersons say the unemployment rate for january edged up to 7.9%. it was 7.8% in the previous month. it stayed below 8% for five straight months. american employers added 157,000 jobs in the non-farm sector. analysts had expected 180,000. employment in the retail sector rose by 33,000. transportation in warehousing shed about 14,000 jobs. the latest u.s. labor report shows employers added more jobs in 2012 than previously estimated, but economists are also focusing on the weaknesses the january data exposed. here's the chief economist from the daiwa capital markets america. >> on the positive side, there were no upward revisions to pass job data on job growth. if you look at the data for 2012, we are now looking at 180,000 jobs per month rather than an average of 153,000 per month. that's a noeshl upward revision, and it shows that the labor market strong
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